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Ice Cream Trivia
In 1984, Ronald Reagan proclaimed July "National Ice Cream Month" in the US making it an official US holiday! Go Ronnie!
QUESTION: What's the world's favorite ice cream flavor?
Answer: Vanilla tops all other flavors by a big margin. Chocolate runs a distant second.
Brain freeze is a short term headache linked to the rapid consumption of something extremely cold that touches the roof of the mouth. It usually happens when the weather is very hot, and the person consumes something too fast. Scientists have not been able to fully understand what causes brain freeze.
Doctors have found that brain freeze is caused by a dramatic and sudden increase in blood flow through the brain's anterior cerebral artery. As soon as the artery was constricted, the brain-freeze pain sensation wore off. The brain freeze went away once warm water was consumed (a good tip for getting rid of brain freeze).
The ice cream cone was invented at the St. Louis World's Fair in 1904. An ice cream vendor ran out of paper cups and asked a nearby waffle booth to make some thin waffles he could roll up to hold the ice cream and the ice cream cone was born!
"Good Humor" bars were among the first novelty ice cream products. First introduced in 1920 as “ice cream on a stick,” the bars were made of vanilla ice cream covered with a smooth chocolate candy-like coating.
Bonus information: The name “Good Humor” was chosen to reflect the then prevailing belief that a person’s humor, a.k.a. temperament, was related to his sense of taste.
DID YOU KNOW?
50% of popsicles, cones & ice cream sandwiches are eaten by grown ups? Who says ice cream trucks are just for kids?
Top 5 Ice Cream Consuming Countries in the World
1. New Zealand
2. United States
The ice cream sundae was invented when soda jerks in the late 1890s bowed to criticism from religious leaders for serving “sinfully” rich ice cream sodas on Sundays. They started serving the ice cream and syrups without soda water and called it a “sundae.”
The ice cream sandwich was created in 1899 by an unknown pushcart peddler in New York City. Made from vanilla ice cream pressed between two thin graham wafers, this portable handheld treat was revolutionary because the heat from the hands helped to soften the ice cream, making it easier to eat! By July 1900 the man was so busy pressing the sandwiches to order that he didn’t have time to make change and insisted that customers pay the exact price of one cent!
The modern ice cream sandwich that we know was invented in 1945 by Jerry Newberg who sold ice cream at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Today the frozen sandwich takes all kinds of forms and is enjoyed all over the world.